Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine
Gotham Season 3

78%

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Critic Ratings: 9
Critics Consensus

"Pretty Hate Machine" benefits from a literal countdown to ramp up the tension and a storytelling daffiness that is so crazy it kind of works.

Episode Info

Gordon races against the clock to save the city from the Alice Tetch virus, but Lee Thompkins intercepts with a plan of her own; Alfred sees a big change in Bruce Wayne after his work with the Shaman; and some of Gotham's worst villains band together.

Cast & Crew

Benjamin McKenzie
Detective James Gordon
Donal Logue
Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz
Bruce Wayne
Morena Baccarin
Leslie Thompkins
Robin Taylor
Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Erin Richards
Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova
Selina Kyle/The Future Catwoman
Cory Michael Smith
Edward Nygma/The Future Riddler
Jessica Lucas
Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk
Lucius Fox
Drew Powell
Butch Gilzean
Maggie Geha
Ivy Pepper
Michael Chiklis
Detective Nathaniel Barnes
Benedict Samuel
Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter
BD Wong
Professor Hugo Strange
John Stephens
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Critic Reviews for Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine

"Pretty Hate Machine" has a lot of storylines going on tonight which is a bit concerning... That being said, I tend to think that Gotham works best when it throws everything at the fan, as long as the craziness is fun, active, and constantly moving.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It might be a touch too obvious to call this week's episode of Gotham explosive, but that's exactly what it is.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

I'm just having trouble looking past the doomsday dirty bomb aspect of Ra's introduction and, you guys, I am so sick of the Tetch virus constantly popping back up.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I have no idea how this season is going to wrap up, but I'm loving the unpredictability and uncertainty heading to the finale.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Gotham jumped off the deep end this hour, and I absolutely love them for it.

May 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

"Pretty Hate Machine" was a non-stop hour of action, comic villainy, and absurd fun.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After last week's epic cliffhanger ending, it appears that Lee is taking a surprising turn in these last few episodes.

May 30, 2017 | Full Review…

It was nice to see the bomb actually detonate this time since -- because Gotham repeats the same beats over and over.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

While the rest of "Pretty Hate Machine"...is a fast-paced hour of television, nothing in it can rise above the pure brainlessness of the narrative.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…